The first step involved in laser eye surgery is a thorough eye health evaluation. When you call to make an appointment, be sure to let us know that this eye health exam is part of a LASIK consultation and referral. Because laser eye surgery is not a perfect treatment solution for every patient, each person interested in this procedure should be evaluated by an optometrist. This evaluation determines if the ocular surface and overall eye health is compatible with a LASIK procedure.
After your optometrist has determined that you are a good candidate for LASIK, we will discuss the treatment objectives and likely outcomes. At this point, if you would like to pursue treatment, we can provide you with a referral to a local ophthalmologist.
Pre and post operative care for patients undergoing laser eye surgery is very important. We have extensive experience providing comprehensive support to patients pursuing this particular course of treatment. Our team is thoroughly familiar with each procedure conducted to improve vision concerns.
LASIK eye surgery is a safe and effective form of vision correction treatment. Although this procedure is not right for everyone, our care team will help you determine if this is the right procedure for you.
We will schedule ongoing appointments with you following your surgery. These appointments will allow us to assess the healing process and provide any follow-up care that might be required. You can count on us for post-operative needs such as dry eye treatment, eye drops, reading glasses, and sunglasses.
LASIK procedures can benefit patients who use eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction. This procedure can also help patients who play sports or who suffer from seasonal allergies. In most cases, LASIK treatment results in permanent vision improvement. Patients can enjoy near-perfect vision for the rest of their lives.
The entire surgery lasts for only about ten minutes per eye, although the laser is applied for only 20 – 50 seconds depending on the nature of the vision correction being performed. Patients should plan on being at the surgical clinic for one to two hours on the day of their treatment appointment.
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